Merdeka Review is an independent Chinese news portal which is facing closure due to a lack of funds, especially when its main backers pulled out in May.
“The site faces closure after their sponsors, a group of businessmen, withdrew support in what is believed to be an attempt to mollify critics of Merdeka Review’s coverage of China’s treatment of dissidents. The backers are believed to be unhappy with recent coverage of China’s treatment of dissident writer Ai Weiwei who disappeared two months ago after being detained by the authorities. The site had also ruffled feathers with coverage of events in Tibet.” – HERE
Those who wish to donate to the survival of MERDEKA REVIEW can do so at the following bank accounts under the Merdeka Review Sdn Bhd name.
Hong Leong: 04001025891
EON Bank: 0595110002973
UPDATE: August 3rd 2012 – Merdeka Review closed down…